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Thursday, April 15, 2021
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🎙 Check out today's episode of Emory: In Case You Missed It, a new audio update of the biggest news from the past week, now available on your favorite podcast app. Listen and subscribe at AppleSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also listen and view with our interactive Giide.
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IMPACT
Fighting toxic soil contamination
When Emory environmental scientist Eri Saikawa and her student tested soil samples from Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood, what they found was “shocking and heartbreaking.” Learn more about Saikawa’s work in the series “I am an Emory Researcher.”

 

RECOGNITION
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Emory faculty and staff are frequently recognized for their work locally, nationally and internationally. Read a sampling of recent accolades, including awards for professional contributions and leadership appointments.

 

INVOLVEMENT
During National Volunteer Week, build community and serve others through Emory Cares
All members of the Emory community are invited to celebrate National Volunteer Week by putting "Emory Cares" into action April 15-26. Learn about opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni.

 

PARTNERSHIP
Addiction Alliance of Georgia launches prevention collaborative in Atlanta school
The Addiction Alliance of Georgia (a collaboration between Emory Healthcare and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation) and the BARR Center are partnering to reduce risky behaviors in youth. South Atlanta High School will be the first BARR school in Georgia.

 

SUPPORT
Brown family gift to Emory bolsters human health innovation, increases representation of women in business
Designed to provide focused philanthropy to advance human health innovation and foster stronger representation of women in leadership roles, John and Rosemary Brown’s $10 million gift helps Emory continue investing in the advancement of its diverse communities.

INSIGHT
New Georgia COVID-19 data adds important local dimension to national tracking tool
Emory researchers have enhanced their dynamic national COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard to provide more localized information on the impact of the pandemic in communities across Georgia.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Virtual memorial celebration for Alice N. Benston set for April 18
Virtual memorial celebration for Alice N. Benston set for April 18

Complete this survey by April 30 to let the Libraries know what you need for fall 2021
Complete this survey by April 30 to let the Libraries know what you need for fall 2021
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Airports step up mental health assistance as passenger anxiety soars

 

Airports step up mental health assistance as passenger anxiety soars
April 15 |  Jordan Cattie |  Kaiser Health News

Is it time to rethink how we use mirrors in dance?

 

Is it time to rethink how we use mirrors in dance?
April 14 |  Sally Radell |  Dance Magazine

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

 

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants
April 12 |  Nadine Rouphael |  Associated Press
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EVENTS
 
Panel Discussion: "Decolonizing Global Health"

 

Panel Discussion: "Decolonizing Global Health"
Emory faculty members and visiting scholars/panelists discuss global health, colonialism and how to foster change in global health research, education and practice. This session will examine “Disrupting and Rebuilding Global Health Care Systems.”
When: April 20, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Denim Day

 

Denim Day
Wear your jeans or any denim clothing as a visible means to protest misconceptions around sexual violence. Use the hashtag #EmoryDenimDay to share your photos and highlights from conversations about preventing sexual violence and supporting survivors. An initiative of the Office of Respect.
When: April 21, 9:00 a.m.
Where: On campus and virtually
Admission: Free
 
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Musical: "First Date" with Ad Hoc Emory
When: April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Emory University Symphony Orchestra
When: April 17, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center Virtual Stage
Admission: Free
 
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Avatars of Vishnu Lecture: "At Hari’s Feet: Embroidering a Space of One's Own in Colonial Bengal"
When: April 18, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Concert: Emory Big Band
When: April 20, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center Virtual Stage
Admission: Free
 
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Panel Discussion: "An Evening with the Black Latinas Know Collective"
When: April 23, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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